Umar Akmal has been ruled out of Zimbabwe tour after reportedly suffering epileptic fit. The Pakistan Cricket Board has replaced him with Sarfaraz Ahmed, who will leave to Zimbabwe along with other players today (Sunday).

[caption id="attachment_2181" align="alignright" width="261"]Umar Akmal played some winning innings during recent West Indies tour (Photo: WICB) Umar Akmal played some winning innings during recent West Indies tour (Photo: WICB)[/caption]

The middle-order batsman, who has been in West Indies to play in the Caribbean Premier League, spent a night in hospital after he fainted from a seizure on a flight to Jamaica. It is highly likely that he suffered an epileptic fit as he has been called back urgently to consult a neurologist in Pakistan.

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"PCB received the confirmation from the West Indies today about Umar not being medically fit. He has immediately been called back and will undergo complete medical examination to reassess the level of his fitness," a PCB statement said.

"Meanwhile national selection committee has proposed Sarfraz as his replacement for Pakistan one-day and T20 squads for the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe."

Pakistan are set to play two Tests, two Twenty20s and three ODIs in their Zimbabwe’s tour, starting from August 23 with a T20.
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